Looking for Lucky

Directed by Jia-Chen Jiang
Good Move Media
100 Minutes
Mandarin, Chinese
Comedy, Drama, Asian
Not Rated
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A rousing dog and man comedy composed of just 61 shots, set in Shenyang in northeastern China, where people argue continuously forever. A graduate student loses his professor’s dog and must enlist his father’s help to retrieve it, lest his prospects of a tutorship vanishes. A biting satire on every conceivable ill in Red China, and an endearing portrait of a father-and-son relationship.


  • Hexi Ding
  • Jingxin Huang
  • Tianming Jia
  • Highest Rating
    "it’s a smart, witty, amusing and also endearing effort.... Brimming with aesthetic confidence, emotional candour and thematic conviction...."
    Sarah Ward, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "Looking for Lucky is a blast of fresh air for China’s independent film scene.... "
    Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "A disarmingly funny and charming millennial examination of consumerism in China."
    Richard Gray, The Reel Bits
  • Highest Rating
    "This debut film by director Jiang Jiachen is an understated and authentic-feeling, lightly comic drama about the lives of everyday Chinese people."
    Nicholas Olczak, Eastern Kicks

Awards & Recognition

Asian New Talent Award - Best Actor
Shanghai Int'l. Film Festival
Best Screenplay
Beijing Youth Film Festival
Official Selection
Hong Kong Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
New York Asian Film Festival